A raid during which a man twice tried to stab the victim will now have an accomplice who stole the victim's cannabis facing sentence.
Benjamin Gray was one of four people who hatched a plan to steal drugs and cash from the man.
Gray's ex-partner claimed she saw a bag of cannabis, some methamphetamine and the money when she earlier bought cannabis for him from the 48-year-old victim.
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Twenty minutes after returning home with the one-gram deal, Gray, the woman's daughter and an associate of the younger woman went to the victim's unit in Sylvania Avenue, North Albury.
After the confrontation with the victim, Gray - who entered the unit with the warning "now you're f ... ed" - grabbed a tub of cannabis and they fled.
Albury Local Court magistrate Richard Funston has committed Gray, 28, of Griffith Road, Lavington, for sentence before the District Court in Albury.
Gray, appearing via a video link to Junee jail, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated enter dwelling and use corporate violence and robbery in company.
The court was told, in a set of agreed facts provided by Director of Public Prosecutions representative Mihir Ranadive, that Gray's ex-partner also lived in North Albury.
She, a daughter and a friend of the daughter were at home on the evening of June 12, 2020.
The daughter began messaging Gray to get him to visit. When he arrived, he asked his former partner if she had any cannabis, so she organised to collect the drug from the victim.
The victim heard his doorbell ring 20 minutes later, opening the door to see Gray and the daughter's friend.
Neither man knew the victim. "I haven't got any weed," he told them.
The associate persisted and urged the victim to let him inside, but he refused and shut the door.
The victim ignored it when the door bell rang again, but relented when the ringing wouldn't stop.
This time the daughter was outside. At first he refused, but she was "freezing" cold so he relented.
When her friend came to the door she told the victim: "I know him, he's my mate."
He walked inside, grabbed a pair of scissors, lunged at the victim and tried to stab him in the stomach.
After a struggle, he tried it again but for a second time was disarmed.
Gray's case will be mentioned on April 9.
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